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At Manchester United, Ten Hag defends Martial’s role and cautions Pellistri to grab opportunities.

Erik ten Hag defended Anthony Martial and issued a warning to Manchester United's young players.

Erik ten Hag defended Anthony Martial and issued a warning to Manchester United’s young players.

Despite reservations about his history of injuries, the coach is confident in Martial’s ability to contribute significantly to the club.

Although the 27-year-old had a huge impact in the first half of the season, his development has been hampered by a succession of injury setbacks. Because to this, Martial has only participated in four games since the start of the year and has missed 12 of the team’s most recent games across all competitions.

Anthony Martial will once again be absent from Erik ten Hag’s squad for the forthcoming FA Cup quarterfinal against Fulham, but the French attacker might still contribute significantly to the team before the season’s finish, according to ten Hag.

The United manager responded, “I don’t think it is the correct time, if that were the case. “I have faith in him. He definitely made a good impact to the team’s performance every time he was available.

As soon as he becomes available, the team’s level gets raised. We’re merely helping him get in shape so he can be accessible.

Ten Hag responded, “Every person is different, therefore you have to treat everyone differently,” when asked if the Frenchman should be willing to push his body a little further. You must proceed with extreme caution during this process. I exert every effort to make him available.

After an outstanding European debut in the home leg, Facundo Pellistri, who made his first start for Manchester United against Sevilla, displayed his talent once more.

With Alejandro Garnacho out injured and Antony’s availability for the Fulham game in doubt owing to illness, the 21-year-old Uruguayan winger may be offered additional chances.

Erik ten Hag, though, warned Pellistri that if he wanted to ensure a future for himself at Old Trafford, he must take advantage of every opportunity that comes his way. The Dutch coach highlighted that in order for Pellistri to succeed, he must earn his opportunities and put in a lot of effort.

We will assist him with the team’s culture, style of play, and coaches by working extremely hard for them. Yet, players must take risks and earn those chances by giving their best effort each day, both on and off the field.

He possesses the skills necessary to succeed, much like other young people like Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo. Another one of those who can do it is Pellistri, and there are others as well. But, you must participate.

“Manchester United is not a club where we can have the patience to try one for 10 games; you have to perform,” the manager said.


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